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  • Tuesday, August 19 - Sunday, August 24
    Dutchess County Fair
    Goats, sheep, hogs, cows, horses, chickens, cattle & rabbits; vegetables, fruits, home crafts, baked goods, antiques, grains & flowers—all judged. Pig races, petting zoo, live entertainment & large midway with rides & games. Grandstand performances (tickets sold separately. Freestyle Motocross Championship, Tue–Sun. Free parking. 10am–10pm. Phone: 845-876-4001. Email: info@dutchessfair.com. Url: http://dutchessfair.com.

  • Wednesday, August 20 - Sunday, August 24
    Tomorrow in the Battle
    The return to Stageworks of this profound play; one that deals with sensual yet terrifying exploration of contemporary mores. Wed–Thu 7:30pm, Fri–Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. (8/21, talk-back w/cast and dir.) Phone: 518-822-9667. Email: contact@stageworkshudson.org. Url: http://stageworkshudson.org.

  • Friday, August 22 - Sunday, August 24
    The Things About Art, See:
    An edgy and elegant presentation of new dance works. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $20/$10. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, August 23
    Extreme Ballet Showcase
    Students from Session III of Kaatsbaan's renowned summer ballet intensive present their work, public invited. Free of charge. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, August 23
    Opening, Mark Bennett Show
    Opening for solo show of creative works in wood. 6–8pm. Phone: 845-757-2667. Url: http://www.tivoliartistsgallery.com. .

  • Sunday, August 24
    WWI & the End of the Gilded Age
    Ninety-minute tour to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. Starts at 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Wednesday, August 27 - Sunday, August 31
    Tomorrow in the Battle
    The return to Stageworks of this profound play; one that deals with sensual yet terrifying exploration of contemporary mores. Wed–Thu 7:30pm, Fri–Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. (8/28, talk-back w/cast and dir.) Phone: 518-822-9667. Email: contact@stageworkshudson.org. Url: http://stageworkshudson.org.

  • Wednesday, August 27 - Friday, August 29
    Cappella FestivaChamber Choir
    Under Artistic Director Christine Howlett, Cappella Festiva will be holding auditions for the Treble Choir (ages 10–17 yrs old) in the Vassar College Chapel. Rehearsals will take place on Mon eve: 5:45–7:15pm. Call or email to sched. audition. Phone: 845-853-7765. Url: http://cappellafestiva.org.

  • Friday, August 29 - Sunday, August 31
    Jazz Weekend
    An eclectic group of artists bring the best of jazz to your ears. $20; Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun 3pm. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, August 30 - Sunday, August 31
    Art Studio Views
    Showcasing the talents of 25 local artists w/studios in Tivoli, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Hyde Park, and Staatsburg. Works in various mediums and styles, all available for purchase. An online map and sponsor list can be downloaded from website. Url: http://artstudioviews.com.

  • Sunday, August 31
    Reception, Save the Endangered Cats
    Reception for Keep Safe Project (Save the Endangered Cats), creative boxes by 20 local artists. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-516-4435. Email: betsyjacaruso@gmail.com. Url: http://betsyjacarusoartist.com .

  • Sunday, August 31
    WWI & the End of the Gilded Age
    Ninety-minute tour to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914. Starts at 1pm. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Monday, September 1
    Mad Dash Race
    5K run/walk starts 8:30am; 10K run 9:15am. Starts at Church of the Messiah, Rhinebeck. Phone: 845-876-3533. Email: rhinebeck.episcopal@gmail.com. Url: http://rhinebeck-episcopal.org.

  • Wednesday, September 3
    "Death and Donuts"
    Gather for discussion about death and dying in a safe open forum, inspired by the good work of the "Death Cafe" movement. Led by Pastor Will Starkweather. Phone: 845-876-8180. Url: http://rhinebecklutheran.org.

  • Thursday, September 4
    18th Annual "Fall for Art"
    Juried art show/sale & cocktail reception. 6–9pm. $45/$40 in advance. Benefit for Jewish Federation of Ulster Cty. Phone: 845-338-8131. Email: info@fallforart.org. Url: http://fallforart.org .

  • Thursday, September 4
    Pot Luck Dinner
    Bring a dish and get to know the Rhinebeck Grange. Bring a canned good to support local food pantries. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-876-5738. Email: CSProductions@aol.com.

  • Friday, September 5 - Sunday, September 7
    Grease
    Castaway Players Theatre Co. & in The CENTER stage this upbeat & beloved American musical. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm. $26/$24. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, September 5
    Harvest Moon Stroll
    Join educator Fran Martino & enjoy the almost-full moon from the top of the hill cherished by landscape artist Frederic Church. Register by 9/4. All ages. $5. 8–9:30pm. Phone: 518-828-1872 x109. Email: shasbrook@olana.org. Url: http://olana.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    Classical and Tango Evening
    Launch of new Classics on Hudson series featuring violinist Helena Baillie and guitarist Alexander Henry. 6–9pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, September 6
    "Local Color" Art Opening
    Paintings by Sally Lyon and Rosemary Hanson. 5–7pm. Phone: 845-876-6670. Url: http://montgomeryrow.com.

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Highest quality wallpaper hanging. 30 years experience in the New York metropolitan area, now installing wall coverings in the Hudson Valley also. Skilled in all types of wallpaper. Excellent references. Insured.

845-679-8305 or 917-574-7002

Your area professional since 1968, is always buying and selling coins currency, gold and silver, jewelry, old marbles, postcards, toys and many other small collectibles. Fair and honest dealings guaranteed. Bill and Ruth Blair. Call for appointment.

845-254-4717

Mette Coleman is a New York State–licensed physical therapist who has been practicing physical therapy and Pilates for more than 20 years. Mette Coleman has extensive clinical experience and advanced formalized training in soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions. Mette Coleman treats a diverse population in her practice ranging from performing artists, chronic pain patients and athletes. By appointment only.

6423 Montgomery St. Suite 17A, Rhinebeck
845-876-3220

The Mead family invites you to pick your own fruit and visit our farmstand. Our beautifully cultivated 185-acre spread uses the latest methods to produce quality produce. Trees are supported on wires and sensitive crops covered. Come see and taste! Strawberries 3–7pm, 7 days a week. Weekends only 10–6pm for the following: Cherries late June to late July, blueberries July and August, apples late-August. Check for exact dates.

Off Rt. 9, 4 mi. no. of Red Hook traffic light; 15 Scism Road , Tivoli
845-756-5641

The Atwater Gallery, located above the Rhinebeck Artist's Shop in Rhinebeck, is a beautiful light-filled exhibition space showing changing exhibits of professional, quality modern art from the Hudson Valley and beyond.

56 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-4922

Vicki L. Haak, CFP®, Financial Advisor—Personal financial planning, including planning for risk protection, taxes, retirement, estate preservation investments and asset allocation.

30 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-1157

Our company has ranked 8th in dollar sales for 2 years in a row out of 150 companies belonging to the Mid Hudson Multiple Listing Service. Our offices, located in Millbrook and Rhinebeck, specialize in country and village properties in Dutchess and Columbia Counties.

51-3 East Market St, Rhinebeck
845-876-6676

From a box-lunch picnic to a wedding, and everything in between, Red Devon can make your event delicious and memorable. Call 845-677-8757 to speak with Chef Sara.

108 Hunns Lake Rd., Stanfordville
845-868-3175

Iyengar Yoga in Rhinebeck: Provides a precise framework for yoga practice that builds strength and flexibility based on what really works . . . for you. Convenient and reliable class schedule with options for beginners, all levels, restorative and pre-natal. Find out what's possible for you so you can move better, and feel better.

6423 Montgomery St 17B, Rhinebeck
845-876-6129

A place to meet, play and learn music! Lessons and Classes; Kids, teens and adults; Voice, guitar, saxophone, improv, music theater, vocal groups. Local and regional performing acts.

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth Street, Red Hook
845-444-0607

Family owned & operated serving the Hudson Valley since 1973. We provide quality service & installations to homeowners, contractors, architects & commercial businesses. Let the "only real door company in the valley" exceed your expectations. Full showroom & parts counter. Like us on Facebook!

40 Arlington Ave, Poughkeepsie
845-471-1130

Quatrefoil...Stewardship for your property. We are a residential building and design firm specializing in the restoration and renovation of historic homes. Reach us at:

845-773-9234

Live, quality music for all occasions: Jazz, dinner & cocktail music for weddings & corporate events. "The music was excellent; a wonderful time was had by all and the music contributed so much to the atmosphere of the event." —Dutchess County Arts Council. Sample available on CD or online. See also under "Music Instruction.

Tivoli
845-757-4187

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, formerly Prudential Serls Prime Properties, is the area's leading real estate company for 22 consecutive years: 5 offices, 2 meeting centers, 225+ sales professionals servicing Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester, Ulster & Columbia counties.

6384 Mill St., Rhinebeck
845-876-8600

A wondrous world of discovery and imagination. Half day classes offered for two, three and four year olds.

The Chocolate Factory 54 Elizabeth St., Red Hook
845-758-0889

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